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Florissant Fossil Quarry

Teller Rd., Florissant, CO
+1 719-748-3275
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Opportunity to Find Your Own Fossils

Stop at the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument first and then stop here for fossil hunting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
50StateTravelers
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Arkansas
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Fossil visit

My friend (who has been living in Colorado a little over a year and had not yet visited this area... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
erinnicoleksu
,
Kent, Ohio
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Teller Rd., Florissant, CO
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stop at the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument first and then stop here for fossil hunting. It costs $10 for 1 hour. They have picnic tables which you can sit at to split the rocks. You don't really go into a quarry. They have piles...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friend (who has been living in Colorado a little over a year and had not yet visited this area) and I went to this quarry on the recommendation of a colleague who had visited. It was a really interesting time - $10 (cash only)...More

Thank erinnicoleksu
Reviewed 15 November 2016

You get to look for fossils. We found leaves, a spider and the grandkids were enthralled. If you are looking for something to keep the grandkids busy this is the place.

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 5 November 2016

We love Geology and Archeology, and here we can see what our world looked like thousands of years ago. Great hiking trails with lots of wildflowers and occasional Black Bear, lots of deer and some times a fox.

1  Thank Gerdy W
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Our Colorado vacation was last minute, so we were incredibly excited that Dixie could open the quarry during the time we were there! Although the weather in October is quite unpredictable, our 'dig' day was absolutely beautiful! Once given instruction, we gathered shale pieces and...More

Thank 4adventurefamily4
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Great view of the stratigraphy of the fossil beds. As a geologist this stop made the side trip to the area worth the trip. The outcrops at the National Monument are not very accessible so it was great to see this outcrop. I also think...More

1  Thank paleoallen
Reviewed 29 July 2016

I was lucky enough to hear about the quarry from a ranger at the FFBNM and back tracked abut 3 miles to find it. Its not very big and on the day I was there run by an attractive 20ish young woman. She showed me...More

3  Thank Bikediver
Reviewed 25 July 2016

You pay by the hour to mine the rocks for fossils. The rocks are already been quarried - it's your job to split them to find the fossils. Great for families. The quarry is less than a 1/4 mile south of the town of Florissant...More

3  Thank Wayne R
Reviewed 5 July 2016

After a stop to learn the science and history behind the area at the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, this was a great way to cap off the afternoon. The young lady running the site was both helpful and knowledgeable, not to mention very personable....More

2  Thank Dayna L
Reviewed 29 June 2016

My 11 year old is a bit of a rockhound and loves to collect insects..so what better way to spend an afternoon looking for insect fossils. We planned our trip out west to specifically include this spot and we were not disappointed. The site was...More

2  Thank DrJim2
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